Flipped classroom: a definition
Most schools around the world have worked according to the same pattern:
-A lecture opens the study.
-Pupils learn the lesson and repeat it.
-Exercices are done under the form of homework and corrected in class.
-A test rounds up the whole process.
However, with the arrival of new technologies and the advent of new patterns of thinking and living, this system is reaching its limits. Many schools are experimenting alternatives, and one of the most efficient experiments so far is that of flipped classrooms:
-A lecture opens the study, but it is interactive. The pupils do not waste time in copying the lesson, they ask and give feedback.
-The lecture remains available (on this blog in this instance), for pupils to review and copy at leisure.
-Exercices are done in class, in groups or individually, with the teacher moving from one group to another.
-A test makes sure the pupils have memorized the lecture AND have developed their own approach.
The pupils are also invited to perform an individual task, which differs from pupil to pupil.